ALLEE WILLIS - SPEECHES AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
Speaker/performer - "Grammy & Emmy Winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame '18 Inductee Allee Willis Shares Her Life in Song", LA Times Festival of Books, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, April 21, 2018
Panel/performer - "Songs From the Source", Upstairs At Vitello’s, Los Angeles, CA, April 11, 2018
Featured Performer - "The D", "The D" premiere party at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, September 29, 2017
Featured Speaker - "I Love Detroit", Detroit Homecoming, presented at Orchestra Hall, Detroit, MI, September 15, 2016
Featured Speaker - "I Love Detroit", Detroit Homecoming, presented at Orchestra Hall, Detroit, MI, September 13, 2016
Featured Speaker - "Detroit's Impact On Creativity & Me", Presented by The Crooked Tree Arts Center of Petoskey, MI at The Charlevoix Public Library, (August 14, 2014, Charlevoix, MI)
Keynote speaker, "The Spirit Of Detroit", Rust Belt To Arts Belt conference, April 7, 2011, Detroit, MI.
Panel - "Indie Success: Caching in on Collaboration", SXSW (March 15, 2011, Austin, TX)
Panel - Roundtable Chat: Music in Film, TV and New Media '09, Don't Knock The Rock Film And Music Festival, (August 1, 2009, Los Angeles, CA.)
Blue Ribbon Panel judge - Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Fiction and Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Nonfiction, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Interactive Media Peer Group, August, 2008, Los Angeles, CA
Speaker - "Allee Willis - From Journalism Major To Here", The University Of Wisconsin, (April 15 and 16, 2007, Madison, Wisconsin)
Panel member - Center Theater Group, The Ahmanson Theater, “The Color Purple ”. (March 9, 2008, Los Angeles, CA)
Panel member – “Honoring The Color Purple ”, The Recording Academy and BMI, (February 19, 2008, Los Angels, CA)
Panel member - “The Color Purple: Creating Music and Lyrics”, Grammy Career Day at the University of Southern California, (February 10, 2008, Los Angeles, CA)
Panelist, “The Color Purple ”, 2008 National Grammy Career Day, University Of Southern California, (February 7, 2008, Los Angeles, CA)
Panel member – “KJAZZ Honors The Color Purple, Center Theater Group, The Ahmanson Theater, (January 20, 2008, Los Angeles, CA)
Panel member – “Working in the Theatre - Pop Music and the New Musical ”, with Stephen Bray (The Color Purple), Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden) and David Yazbek (The Full Monty), The American Theater Wing, (September, 2005, New York City)
Speaker, "Theater lyrics versus Pop lyrics", Disney/ASCAP Theater Workshop, (February 17, 2005, Burbank, CA)
Speaker, "New Environments And Self Expression In Cyberspace - Spread The Cheese...Here Comes willisville!", The TED Conference, (September 26, 1997, New York City).
Speaker before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, U.S. House of Representatives, "The Artists' Position on the Online Copyright Limitation Liability Act and WIPO Copyright Treaties Implementation Act", (September 16, 1997, Washington D.C.)
Speaker, "Challenge and Response - So What's So Great About Interactive?", Spotlight Conference, (July 25, 1995, Laguna Beach, CA)
Speaker, "Virtual Worlds In The Real World", Digital World, (June 6, 1995, Los Angeles, CA.)
Speaker, "The Evolution and Importance Of The Artist In Society", The TED conference, (February 23, 1995, Monterey, CA)
Speaker, "New Technology: Images For The 21st Century", The Miami Film Festival, (February 10, 1995, Miami Beach, Fla.)
Keynote Speaker, Leadership Panel, Allee Willis, Sid Sheinberg, President, MCA Inc., Jeff Berg, Chairman & CEO, ICM, Digital World, (June 6, 1994, Los Angeles, CA)
Panel chair, "Think Beyond What Exists Now If You Want To Start The Revolution - Inventing A New Pop Culture Mass Medium Of Entertainment And Communiction", Women In Film, (June 15, 1994, Los Angeles, CA
Speaker, "Inventing the Interactive Multimedia Future", The Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, 'Toward a New Journalist's Agenda: Responding to Emerging Technological and Economic Realities' conference, (May 20, 1994, Cambridge, MA)
Speaker, "Pop Culture on Computers & Other Digital Media", Digital Hollywood, (February 8, 1994, Beverly Hills, CA)
Speaker, "Interactive Title Design: A New Perspective", 3DO Developers Symposium, Trip Hawkins, President & CEO/ Allee Willis/ Prudence Fenton, Director of Development, Colossal Pictures, (November 2, 1993, San Franciso)
Speaker, "Hollywood Meets The Digital Revolution", Mill Valley Film Festival, Allee Willis/ Warren Franklin, CEO Colossal Pictures/ Hal Barwood, LucasArts, (October 20, 1993) Mill Valley, CA)
Interview, "The Fate of Interactivity", KSFO FM, Allee Willis/ Denise Caruso, editor Digital Media, A Seybold Report (October 19, 1993, San Francisco)
Panelist, "Women In Technology", The American Film Institute (October 9.1993, Los Angeles)
Speaker, "Content, Titles, Programming: What Are We Creating?", Digital World '93, Seybold Seminars (June 26, 1993, Los Angeles).
Speaker, "Entertainment Artists Roundtable" with Dr. Timothy Leary, Home Media Expo (March 3-5, 1993, Los Angeles).
Judge, McGraw-Hill Multimedia Expo '93, "Innovation in Multimedia Interfaces and Navigation", McGraw Hill (January 27-28, 1993, New York).
Speaker, "Hollywood, Artists and the Indigo", Silicon Graphics International software conference (November 2-5, 1992, Boulder, Colorado).
Panelist with Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner and Shelley Duval, "Creative Thought Process/New Artists For New Mediums", Seybold Seminars' Digital World conference (June 23-25, 1992, Los Angeles).
Keynote Speaker, "Interactive Multi Media And Hollywood", with Andy Grove, CEO, Intel/ John Sculley, CEO, Apple/ James Cannavino, CEO, IBM / Lucy Fjelstad /Fox, Digital World conference (June 23-25, 1992, Los Angeles).